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RAGE - Review
Tue
04.10.2011
By: HoriZon

RAGE is now out and the reviews are coming in thick and fast, so far its doing all right, with a high/average score on a lot of sites.

Little old Eurogamer gave it an 8/10 and had this to say about it, in their final thoughts:


For some, it will all add up to a strangely shallow experience, where the story never asserts itself enough to feel less than periphery, and where things we take for granted nowadays have been ignored or forgotten. This certainly isn't a video game like the ones we're used to playing in 2011, smothered in celebrity voice actors and shoulder-grabbingly intense expository cut-scenes, and varnished by psychologists so we never look in the wrong direction when we're sprinting away from a set-piece. Instead it's something simpler and more old-fashioned.

Judged on game design and content, then, it's slightly anachronistic, but as a toy box full of things you can only do in games, Rage is warm-hearted and refreshing. It's not going to change the world, but it does serve as a timely reminder of that other thing id Software games always did besides smashing through some new technological barrier. They made shooting things fun, and it's nice to have that back.


So its not the id of old but its going to be a lot of fun!




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